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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Still trying

Boy did it take a long time to download this.

I have gone back to therapy after they had a pool problem. I'm glad to be back in the water. But, how quickly I lost some of my progress. I'm realizing that therapy is just the beginning. They will teach me how to do the things I need to know to keep me strong. They will look at the problems I'm working with and show me ways to deal with them. But if I don't keep up the work after the therapy is over I might as well not have bothered to go. It's clear to me that doing the minimum won't work. That means it's necessary to consider the total health picture. And as you can see in the above pic, I haven't yet given up cake.

I am a sweet addict. Dammit.

I also have been having trouble with my energy levels. So some aerobic activity is needed. Dammit.

Since summer hit with a sledge hammer I've gone back to staying inside. I'm absolutely not a fan of sweat. But I'm not going to improve my stamina at therapy 3 days a week. I think I'm going to have to add. You cannot know how I hate to exercise. And to sweat. And to be hot.  Sometimes I think the decision to exercise is a matter of comparing which I hate more. Not what would I rather do. Do I hate exercise more than feeling crappy? I've discovered there is a limit to how much crappy I can take.

I took the pic this morning, came inside and let the dogs in. Cheyenne hit my knee just the wrong way and I hit the floor like a stone. I am now weighing the advisability of getting hardwood floors. The carpet was softer. Maybe I should keep it.

I believe I've mentioned in a previous post about my hair cut. My hair is growing. Slowly. But it still isn't working. That is probably a small part of my problem with getting pics made. I can just about work with being fat, but having a month of bad hair days is adding insult to injury. I wish I could just wear hats or wigs. Alas, my head is quite large and wigs and hats are too small. Oh well, I have something else to bitch about now.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings.


Tabitha Corsica said...

Yikes, Judy, I feel your pain. For my part, I hate to sweat also yet exercise has to be done. I got a treadmill. I put the treadmill in front of the TV with the DVD player. I rent DVD's of TV series or from BBC from the library or video store. I walk until the show is over...never faster than 3 mph (bad knees)...usually 45 min to 1 hour. If I am really motivated, I pop in another or use a longer one. Some from BBC are 90 miniutes. At first you want to quit after 15 minutes but then you get into the zone and into the show and forget you are walking...really. Try it. I don't do any inclines (yet) and I never walk faster than I can walk and talk at the same time. Good Luck!

Jen said...

What do you mean? I like your hair!! :-)

Happy Tuesday Sweetie!

Ofelia said...

Judy, I also have to do some sort of exercise at least 3 times a week or my knees will start to hurt. So I'm with you on the need to do physical activity.

Amber Blue Bird said...

hello there. I know how you feel about exercising. I too hate it so I have to try and trick my mind into thinking I am not exercising. So instead of jogging (which I hate) I dance. I doubt I burn as many calories but its a hell of a lot more fun.

Judy C said...

Thanks bunches for the good words. I'm really wishing I had a treadmill or something. I actually wish I had a big pool. I don't want much do I? I know I need to be careful not to further injure anything. And yes Amber, I love to dance. I just can't right now. But soon, soon.

this free bird said...

Hey. I like your hair! But I don't like to hear about you hitting the floor. Oh hell no.

Ever tried Karon Karter's pilates dvd's? I get her on Veria channel (through Verizon fios here in Southern Cal)--I'm allergic to gyms (haha) and her floor exercises are easy to follow. Just a thought.

And THANK YOU for your kind words, too. I appreciated reading them so very much. Sometimes I wonder if anyone's really reading b/c I write a lot compared to others. You made my day!


From Suns To Moons said...

I used to love exercise, but haven't really done any in... a year? Of course, as time goes by, I am less and less in the mood to get back into it. I rationalize my laziness with thoughts like "I walk to work and back" and "I stress out easily so that burns calories."

Jen said...

Oh, you don't need a treadmill! All it would do is collect dust and clothes... or at least mine does ;-) But no, there is so much else you can do from walking outside to jumping jacks at home or the Julian Michael DVD (love it!) You'll get it figured out!

The Elegant Bohemian said...

Judy, as someone that works at a gym; I know what you're going through regarding exercise. From my experience, the people that can keep exercise as a part of their lives are the ones who exercise doing something they love. I understand your loathing of being hot...I can't exercise when I feel hot. I get almost claustrophobic! Especially if you're getting hot doing something you really don't want to do to begin with! Hang in there'll figure it out. Just keep looking for something that you have fun doing. By the way, you mentioned on my blog about the long skirts...I say you just go for it! Find one that you really like and then see how you feel in it (not how you think you look, but how you really feel. pretty? delicate? classy? elegant?) If you love it, you'll pull it off! Hugs to you and don't give up! ~Serene

LORENA said...

Hmmm I see it was not your day.
On the bright side I like your hair.
Just last week I went to the dermatologist because I am having some serious hair loss. Happens I have two things going on in my hair/scalp. One is of genetic origin and the other we do not know, so - hows that for a bad hair day ?

Judy C said...

Lorena, I feel your pain. After my last child I began shedding. It scared me to death. But luckily it turned around.

Jen said...

I know I've already commented on this post (a few times) but just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you and all the inspiration you give me. Love ya girl!